Christmas Reads, anyone? Part 3

I’m glad to announce the winner of Deborah Raney’s SILVER BELLS…. (Drum roll please)… Tammy Cuevas. I forwarded your email to Deborah and she’ll be in touch with you.

Welcome back to my Christmas Reads series. So far, we’ve had a lot of fun, and there’s so much more on the way. So stay tuned to this blog.

First we learned, in part 1, of people’s different Christmas traditions. Some of these brought way back to my childhood. What great memories! It really warmed my heart.

In part 2, people shared their favourite Christmas songs. Some of them I haven’t heard in such a long time. They were good little memory joggers.

Now we’re moving to part 3, and we have another wonderful writer and her Christmas read. And of course, another question for you. For a chance to win, read on, and answer the following question: What’s at the very top of your Christmas wish list this year?

Today, I have the privilege of sharing with you a novel by Darlene Franklin, An Apple for Christmas. It’s from the Christmas Traditions Series.

First, a little about the author:


Darlene Franklin’s greatest claim to fame is that she writes full-time from a nursing home. She lives in Oklahoma, near her son and his family, and continues her interests in playing the piano and singing, books, good fellowship, and reality TV in addition to writing. She is an active member of Oklahoma City Christian Fiction Writers, American Christian Fiction Writers, and the Christian Authors Network. She has written over thirty books and has written more than 250 devotionals. Her historical fiction ranges from the Revolutionary War to World War II, from Colorado to Vermont. You can find Darlene online elsewhere at

An Apple For Christmas

About An Apple For Christmas:

Ruby Nelson trades her job in the laboratory for teaching in a small girls’ school in Vermont. Twin sisters challenge her position—and their father captivates her imagination. Will the orchard grower graft Ruby onto his heart?

Good luck, everybody. We’ll select a name at random on Friday for a copy of this eBook, and we’ll feature another great read. Until then, be blessed.

Renee-Ann <><


15 thoughts on “Christmas Reads, anyone? Part 3

    • Good for you, Robert. Now that’s the kind of gifts I like. Family time is so precious. Much more than tangible gifts. Things will fade, but love never dies. Thanks for sharing and many blessings to you and your loved ones this Christmas season. <

  1. Thanks for featuring Darlene’s “A Apple For Christmas”, Rene’e Ann!! Such a heart-warming story,I loved it!! Not necessary to enter me in the contest as I already have the e-book, just wanted to support Darlene!!

    Shared post!!

    • Thank you, Bonnie. So nice of you to drop in, and for sharing the post. Don’t forget to come back over the next few weeks as I feature new authors and their Christmas read, twice weekly until Dec 22. More chances to win. Blessings!

  2. My wish is having all of the family together including my new granddaughter who is due to arrive on Thanksgiving day.

  3. my number one thing on my Christmas List?? Hmmmmm…. Well my grandma just passed away(which is really hard!) but I think just getting together with my cousins and grandpa and remembering my grandm!

    • So sorry to hear about your grandma. My thoughts are with you and yours at this time. Right now, it truly warms my heart to read the comments, and how people’s biggest wish is to be with family. That is so important. Thank you for sharing, Sierra. Be blessed.

  4. Everyone, enjoy your family while you can! In the loss of my family (long story), I have had to turn closer to the Lord during the holidays.

    • Darlene, may your Christmas be a blessed one. Family has always been very important from the time I was a very little girl. My children, who are now grown-up, both live out of province. My biggest – and only wish – this Christmas is to have them home. I miss them dearly.

  5. Wow, Darlene, I imagine you hear a lot of great real-life romance stories from your neighbors in the nursing home! Are they hampering after you to write their stories?! I’m sorry to hear that you’ve lost your family. It makes Christmastime especially, bittersweet.

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